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  1. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  2. Early verdict favors Rams' Laurinaitis

    Mike Sando

    Selecting Ohio State middle linebacker James Laurinaitis in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft raised questions, initially, as to why the St. Louis Rams passed on a potentially more talented middle linebacker in Rey Maualuga. Two years later, ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  3. On the bright side: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The premise: We spend much of the offseason focusing on teams' problems. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. and I discussed some of those Friday during a wide-ranging conversation on the NFC West, but there were also some positives. I'll break out one fo...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  4. Five greatest draft classes since 1967

    Mike Sando

    The 1983 NFL draft might have been the best of the modern era even without Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Jim Kelly or Dan Marino. It was that good. "I think if you asked each guy to a man, in particular the Hall of Fame guys, there has ...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  5. Around the NFC West: Assessing Coffee's role

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee assesses the 49ers' running backs. He wonders whether Glen Coffee might ultimately play a bigger role in the offense than Michael Crabtree. Frank Gore might have something to...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  6. Best of the best: Top 25 players this decade

    Mike Sando

    ESPN.com Illustration Best of the best: Michael Strahan, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Randy Moss. Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Ranking the 25 best NFL players of the decade seemed easy. A...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  7. All-decade defense: Strahan, Taylor stand out

    Mike Sando

    ESPN.com Illustration The ESPN.com all-decade defense is stacked with Pro Bowlers. Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando All-Decade Defense DE: Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants, DT: ...

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  8. Mailbag: Boldin holdout would make little sense

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Ryan from Phoenix writes via Facebook: Some of the talk radio guys were saying there's a chance that boldin will hold out to get a new contract. Have you heard anything about that and do you think that the fact...

    Blog | April 30, 2009
  9. Adding Lucas, Griffith would help Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The expected and long-anticipated additions of cornerback Ken Lucas and fullback Justin Griffith, as noted by Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times, make sense after Seattle did not address either position in the d...

    Blog | April 27, 2009
  10. NFC West needs that appear unaddressed

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Arizona: The Cardinals did not draft a tight end. They waited until the 167th choice to draft an offensive lineman. Finding value at tight end appeared difficult given the need to find a running back early. Tight e...

    Blog | April 26, 2009
  11. Seahawks' GM Ruskell explains Hill decision

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks withdrew the franchise tag from linebacker Leroy Hill because they felt the tag wasn't helping them reach a long-term deal. The team always had reservations about using the tag on ...

    Blog | April 26, 2009
  12. GM profiling: Ruskell and the linebackers

    Mike Sando

    Draft Rd. Pick Ruskell's Team Linebacker College Conference 1995 1 28 Bucs Derrick Brooks Florida St. ACC 1993 2 34 Bucs Demetrius DuBose Notre Dame Independent ...

    Blog | April 03, 2009
  13. Mailbag: Replacing Julian Peterson

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Brett from Anacortes, Wash., writes: Hey Mike, long time follower from the TNT days. I was wondering if you foresee the Hawks bringing in a veteran backer like Derrick Brooks to fill Julian Peterson's shoes? I ...

    Blog | March 30, 2009
  14. Around the NFC West: Holt's possibilities

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Kevin Lynch of Niner Insider says the 49ers could have interest in Torry Holt. Lynch: "But if Holt signs, does that mean [Isaac] Bruce will retire? And can Holt be as good as Bruce was last year? Holt and Bru...

    Blog | March 15, 2009
  15. How ties can bind in NFL free agency

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando NFL teams routinely sign players with ties to their organizations. Those ties become more difficult to track this time of year because so many coaches and personnel people have changed teams recently. But we'll...

    Blog | February 25, 2009